Suppaiman Ume-Niku: Umeboshi Plum Candy from Okinawa

As previously mentioned in this article, 梅肉 means Ume (plum) flesh in Japanese, usually read as Bai-Niku. 

But the word can also be read as Ume-Niku, and this product called Suppaiman (スッパイマン) uses the latter reading in its name.

Suppaiman Plum Candy

Suppaiman Tsumameru UmeNiku

This Suppaiman Umeniku is a plum candy sold by the Tokyo-based company Creet (クリート), and I got it for 128 yen at a supermarket near my house.

But the treats seem to be from Okinawa, produced by Uema-Kashiten (上間菓子店: amaume.co.jp).

Suppaiman Plum Candy

I tried this candy for the first time today, but these look just like Umeboshi and are close to that taste.

They only have a subtle sweetness and are pretty Suppai (スッパイ) or sour, as the mascot character’s name suggests.

Suppaiman Umeboshi Plum Candy

I don’t recommend this to people who don’t know how Umeboshi tastes. But if you like the pickled plum, this may be the thing for you.

Unlike Umeboshi, the Suppaiman plum candy is seedless. Besides, its texture is uniquely soft and smooth.

Suppaiman Plum Candy from Creet

Taste-wise, these things only have a subtle sweetness.

But the sweet taste goes a long way, making this stuff easy to eat and quite satisfying compared to actual Umeboshi.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Suppaiman Umeniku Plum Candy Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Ingredients
Ume plum flesh, Apple puree, Shiso Ume vinegar, Starch hydrolysate, Salt, Sugar, Starch, Brewed vinegar, Powdered cellulose, Thickeners (Tamarind gum, Modified starch), Acidifier, Gelling agents (Sodium alginate, Apple pectin), Seasoning (amino acid), Calcium chloride, Sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose), Vegetable pigment, Flavoring

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (20 Grams)
Calories 34 kcal
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0.0 g
Carbohydrates 8.3 g
Salt equivalents 3.01 g

Tomo

Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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